Santa Brígida, Las Palmas

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Santa Brígida
Sataute
Municipality
Santa Brígida
Santa Brígida
Flag of Santa Brígida
Flag
Coat of arms of Santa Brígida
Coat of arms
Motto(s): "Por España y por la Fe vencimos al Holandés"
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Municipal location in Gran Canaria
Santa Brígida is located in Province of Las Palmas
Santa Brígida
Santa Brígida
Location in the province of Las Palmas
Santa Brígida is located in Canary Islands
Santa Brígida
Santa Brígida
Santa Brígida (Canary Islands)
Santa Brígida is located in Spain, Canary Islands
Santa Brígida
Santa Brígida
Santa Brígida (Spain, Canary Islands)
Coordinates: 28°2′2″N 15°29′59″W / 28.03389°N 15.49972°W / 28.03389; -15.49972Coordinates: 28°2′2″N 15°29′59″W / 28.03389°N 15.49972°W / 28.03389; -15.49972
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Island Gran Canaria
Government
 • Mayor José Armando Armengol Martín (Ando Sataute)
Area[1]
 • Total 23.81 km2 (9.19 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 520 m (1,710 ft)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 18,971
 • Density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Satauteño/ña
Time zone UTC+0 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+1 (CEST (GMT +1))
Postal code 35300
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 928 (Las Palmas)
Website www.santabrigida.es

Santa Brígida is a town and a municipality in the northeastern part of the island of Gran Canaria in the Province of Las Palmas of the Canary Islands. Its population is 18,791 (2013),[2] and the area is 23.81 km².[1] It is situated in the mountains, 13 km southwest of Las Palmas.

Historical population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1991 12,199—    
1996 16,809+37.8%
2001 17,598+4.7%
2002 18,719+6.4%
YearPop.±%
2003 18,817+0.5%
2004 18,599−1.2%
2013 18,971+2.0%

Sites of interest[edit]

  • Bandama Caldera (The Caldera de Bandama Natural Monument), part of the Tafira Protected Landscape. This volcanic caldera reaches 569 m (1,867 ft) above sea level at the highest point on its rim, Pico de Bandama, and is about 1,000 m (3,300 ft) wide and 200 m (660 ft) deep. The steep walk to the bottom of the caldera takes about half an hour. Volcanic ash of different hues is in great abundance, and there are some interesting botanic species of Canary Islands origin.
  • Archaeological sites in Santa Brígida. In the valley of La Angostura and Las Meleguinas one can find numerous traces of Aboriginal Canarians that have prompted the declaration of the area as a Cultural, as groups of caves carved into rock, silos or sidewalks. In the archaeological site of El Tope, discovered on 16 July 1988, where you can see remnants that suggest the existence of an aboriginal burial mound, as well as ceramics, pottery and curious pintaderas.[3][4] It has been discovered Libyan-Berber inscriptions and some vessels (which are now in the Museo Canario).[3][4] Also in the same area in the wall of the volcano is the Cueva de Los Frailes, a set of 37 caves discovered in 1933.[4]

Panorama[edit]

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